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Grants & Contracts

Grants & Contracts for June & July 2013

The Research Foundation announces the following grants and contracts for June and July 2013. Award amounts are totals expected for the entire funding period. The list does not include supplements, modifications or other changes to existing grants or contracts. For awards that have more than one investigator, the first faculty member listed is the principal investigator.

NATHANIEL APATOV, nursing, "HRSA Nurse Anesthetist Traineeship Grant"; U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, $11,355.

MICHEL AUDETTE, electrical and computer engineering, "Development of a Patient-Specific Spine Modeling and Surgery Simulation"; Jeffress Research Grants Program, $100,000.

LARRY ATKINSON, Center for Coastal Physical Oceanography, "Mid-Atlantic Regional Association Coastal Ocean Observing System" and "Supplement Proposal for the MACAROOS Project"; State University of New Jersey, $133,040 and $33,641.

CATHERINE BANKS-BERRY, HECTOR GARCIA and MENION CROLL, Virginia Modeling, Analysis and Simulation Center, "Blood Management App"; Eastern Virginia Medical School, $20,000.

HELMET BAUMGART, electrical and computer engineering, "Support for 2013 VMEC Summer Scholar Program"; University of Virginia, $2,000.

HELMUT BAUMGART, GON NAMKOONG and HANI ELSAYED-ALI, electrical and computer engineering, "Advanced Nano-Architecture for High Efficiency Energy Convergence Systems"; Center for Innovative Technology, $100,000.

PETER BERNATH, chemistry and biochemistry, "Infrared Absorption Cross Sections for the Outer Planets"; NASA Stennis Space Center, $429,267.

JEROME BRINKER, ODU Business Gateway, "Lean Principles Training Classes Sentara," "Product Development Strength Testing Program - Aetna Wire" and "Product Development Project - Aetna Wire"; private sponsors, $6,000, $14,900 and $6,350. Also, "Fabrication Management and Operational Innovation and Growth Support (Bauer Compressors)"; private sponsors, $22,700.

KENT CARPENTER, biological sciences, "Haas Foundation Award"; Old Dominion University, $100,000. Also, "Marine Biodiversity and Ecological Threat Patterns in the Arabian Gulf: Applied Research for Marine Conservation"; Qatar University, $40,800.

JAMIE COLWELL, teaching and learning, "Connecting Readers in Online Book Clubs: An Expansion of a Summer Reading Program at the Virginia Beach Public Library"; Dollar General Literacy Foundation, $1,200.

SHIRSHAK DHALI and SYLVAIN MARSILLAC, electrical and computer engineering, "Smart Combiner for Residential Photovoltaic Systems"; Center for Innovative Technology, $75,000.

SAIKOU DIALLO and ANTHONY BARRACO, Virginia Modeling, Analysis and Simulation Center, "ARCIC, IGS Support RFP Revision #2 Response"; Cubic Applications Inc., $173,428.

FREDERICK DOBBS, ocean, earth and atmospheric sciences, "Maritime Environmental Resource Center - Continuation Funding"; University of Maryland, $30,000.

HANI ELSAYED-ALI, electrical and computer engineering, "Scanning Electron Microscopy and Energy Dispersive Spectroscopy Studies of High Current Conductors"; Unitech Inc., $1,447. Also, "Transmission Electron Microscopy Analysis of Nanoparticles and Nanosheets"; NASA Langley Research Center, $5,000. Also, Multifunctional Nanotube Composites"; National Institute of Aerospace Associates, $5,000.

ALEX GUREVICH and JEAN DELAYEN, physics, "Investigation of New Superconducting Materials for the Next Generation High-Gradient RF Cavities for Particle Accelerators"; U.S. Department of Energy, $1.465 million.

HOLLY HANDLEY and ARIEL PINTO, engineering management, "System Architecture Research Program"; Exostrategies Inc., $84,000.

RICHARD HELLER, Frank Reidy Center for Bioelectrics, "Immunotherapy for Melanoma"; OncoSec Medical Inc., $46,356. Also, "Interference Electroporation"; ONCOSEC Medical Inc., $42,626. Also, "Interleukin-12 Expression Analysis of Clinical Samples and Plasmid Stability Samples"; ONCOSEC Medical Inc., $75,094.

RICHARD HELLER, MUHAMMAD MALIK and KARL SCHOENBACH, Frank Reidy Center for Bioelectrics, "Efficient Diesel Exhaust Remediation Using a Nonthermal Plasma Reactor"; Center for Innovative Technology, $99,471.

KHAN IFTEKHARUDDIN, electrical and computer engineering, "Collaborative Research: High Performance Cellular Simultaneous Recurrent Network Based Pattern Recognition"; National Science Foundation, $253,369.

ASAD KHATTAK, civil and environmental engineering, "Reducing Energy Use and Emissions Through Innovative Technologies and Communities Designs: Methodology and Application in Virginia"; Center for Innovative Technology, $100,000.

SANDEEP KUMAR, civil and environmental engineering, "Evaluating the Stability of Composite Materials in Supercritical Water Oxidation Medium"; VAST Sustainability LLC, $2,500.

DEAN KRUSIENSKI, electrical and computer engineering, "HCC: Medium: Control of Robotic Manipulator Via a Brain-Computer Interface"; National Science Foundation, $48,195.

DREW LANDMAN, mechanical and aerospace engineering, "In-Situ Calibration Load System Assessment - Modification 2"; National Institute of Aerospace Associates, $9,893. Also, "High Reynolds Number Above Active Blowing Semi-Span Force Measurement System Assessment and Development"; NASA, $2,398.

GANGFENG MA, civil and environmental engineering, "Collaborative Research: The Interactions of Waves, Tidal Currents and River Outflows and Their Effects on the Delivery and Resuspension of Sediments in the Near Field"; National Science Foundation, $116,289.

KURT MALY, computer science, "ABS Enterprise Services Group Technologist Network Research"; ABS Enterprise Services Group, $26,460.

HAROLD MARSHALL, biological sciences, "VDEQ 525821 Supplement"; Virginia Water Control Board, $6,004. Also, "Data Needs for Assessing Phytoplankton Composition Abundance, Biomass and HAB Relationships to CHLA Criteria of the James River Estuary (Including the Elizabeth and Lafayette Rivers) 2013-2014"; $82,929.

FREDERICK MCKENZIE, modeling, simulation and visualization engineering, "Physical Simulator for Nuss Procedure Training"; Children's Hospital of The King's Daughters, $5,000.

TAMMI MILLIKEN, counseling and human services, and EDWARD HILL, human movement sciences, "21st Century Community Learning Centers - After the Bell and CARE Now Programs at Blair Middle School" and "21st Century Community Learning Centers - After the Bell and CARE Now Programs at Lafayette-Winona"; city of Norfolk, $51,042 and $51,042.

MARGARET MULHOLLAND, ocean, earth and atmospheric sciences, "Environmental Factors Promoting Algal Blooms in the Lower James River Estuary - Year 2 Continuation Funding"; Virginia Department of Environmental Quality, $60,586.

TAMER NADEEM, computer science, "Student Travel Grant for MobiSys 2013"; National Science Foundation, $20,000.

MICHAEL NELSON, computer science, "Enhanced Memento Support for Mediawiki"; Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, $25,000.

CHRISTOPHER OSGOOD, biological sciences, "Do Gain-of-Function Mutations in the RET Tyrosine Kinase Provide Spermatogonial Stem Cells with a Selective Advantage? Investigating the Origins of Hereditary Multiple Endocrine Neoplasia Type 2B"; Virginia Academy of Science, $1,500.

YIANNIS PAPELIS and MENION CROLL, Virginia Modeling, Analysis and Simulation Center, "Summer STEM Experience in Unmanned Aerial Vehicles"; Bosh Global Services Inc., $2,000.

DESH RANJAN, computer science, "Student Internships at Liberty Tax"; Liberty Tax Service, $29,998.

JERRY ROBERTSON, ODU Business Gateway, "Veterans Business Outreach Center"; Small Business Administration, $150,000.

MARY SANDY, Virginia Space Grant Consortium, "LARSS 2011-12 Administrative Funds"; National Institute of Aerospace Associates, $54,481. Also, "FY14 Virginia Space Coast Scholars Program"; Old Dominion University, $320,000. Also, "FY14 Building Leader for Advancing Science and Technology"; University of Virginia, $218,000. Also, "FY14 Commonwealth STEM Industry Internship Program"; Virginia Tech, $300,000.

MICHAEL STACEY, Reidy Center for Bioelectrics, "Dielectric Properties of Chondrocytes in a Changing Environment"; U.S. Public Health Service, $192,373. Co-PIs are JUERGEN KOLB, electrical and computer engineering, and ALI BESKOK, mechanical and aerospace engineering.

CHARLES SUKENIK, physics, "JSA Fellowship - Christian Shultz, 2013-14"; Jefferson Lab, $14,000.

MARIANA SZKLO-COXE, community and environmental health, "Epidemiology of Sleep-Disordered Breathing in Adults"; University of Wisconsin, $15,000.

TANCY VANDECAR-BURDIN, Social Science Research Center, and STEPHEN TONELSON, communication disorders and special education, "Norfolk MHC Evaluation Strategy"; city of Norfolk, $14,992.

BONNIE VAN LUNEN, human movement sciences, "Functional Evaluation to Predict Lower Extremity Musculoskeletal Injury"; Ohio State University, $8,186.

ERIC WALTERS, biological sciences, "Habitat Use of Bird Migration Stopover Sites on the Lower Delmarva Peninsula and a Comparison with Radar-based Predictive Models"; Virginia Water Control Board, $33,922. Also, "The Effects of Urbanization on the Relationship Among Birds, Ticks and Tick-borne Disease Pathogens"; Virginia Academy of Science, $1,250. Also, "Radar Analysis of Bird Migration Stopover Sites on the Delmarva Peninsula and Validation of NEXRAD-Based Predictive Models"; Maryland Department of Natural Resources, $34,800.

MICHELE WEIGLE and STEPHAN OARIU, computer science, "CRS: Small: Collaborative Research: An architecture for the Emergency Re-tasking of Wireless Sensor Networks (ALERT)"; National Science Foundation, $16,000.

RICHARD WHITTECAR, ocean, earth and atmospheric sciences, "Geology of Patrick, S.C. (1:24,000) Quadrangle"; U.S. Geological Survey, $16,698.

JAEWAN YOON, civil and environmental engineering, "Evaluation of Spatiotemporal and Attributal Factors Triggering Pipe Failure Events"; Brown and Caldwell, $4,905.

XIHE ZHU, human movement sciences, "Effects of the Physical Best Program on Adolescents' Knowledge and Interest in Health Related Fitness"; American Alliance for Health, Physical Education, Recreation and Dance Research Consortium, $5,000.